Today, the 6-metre tall balloon in the shape of US President Donald Trump as a baby took flight over London, despite the President stating that the blimp made him feel “unwelcome.”
The blimp depicted the US President as an orange, snarling, and nappy-wearing baby. It was launched by critics of Donald Trump who launched demonstrations throughout his visit to the country.
The blimp flew today between 9.30 and 11.30 in the morning. However, strict rules imposed meant that the balloon should be tethered to the ground throughout its flight. It was also restricted from floating higher than 30 meters (98 feet).
During an interview with The Sun yesterday, the US President said that protests, including the enormous baby blimp, made him feel “unwelcome” in the City.
Trump arrived on Thursday. He said that he would avoid London as much as possible in order to to avoid the protests.
Trump stated: “I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London.”
He added: “I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”
However, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, defended the decision to let the blimp fly over the City this morning. He told the BBC that preventing it from flying would curtail the rights of the Londoners to protest.
He stated: “Today there will be Londoners and others coming to London to protest and express their view about President Trump and his policies and we should cherish the fact that they have got the rights to do so.”
People were even able to follow Trump Baby on Twitter to see it in action as the blimp floats over the Parliament Square.
Today, protests took place in London. He encouraged the anti-Trump campaigners to get creative. One brewery has even made its own Trump protest beers. Reportedly, it came with extra orange.